Saturday, 6 August 2011

British Airways send plane carrying emergency supplies to East Africa

British Airways is to send a 747 freighter plane to East Africa to help with the food crisis. The plane will be loaded with emergency supplies from charities Oxfam and Unicef. The cargo will include 5,000 metres of piping that will be used to provide water to the Dolo Ado refugee camp in Ethiopia and further food and medical supplies.

Keith Williams, the airline's chief executive officer, said: 'The worst drought in 50 years means the lives of millions of people hang in the balance.

'The generosity of our customers will make a real and tangible difference to those in desperate need.'

BA passengers will also be able to make donations on board BA flights which will be given directly to the Disasters Emergency Committee.

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